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I know that my Redeemer lives, He lives, and on the earth shall stand

I know that my Redeemer lives, He lives, and on the earth shall stand

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: RETREAT (Hastings)
Published in 27 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I know that my Redeemer lives;
He lives, and on the earth shall stand;
And though to worms my flesh he gives,
My dust lies numbered in his hand.

2 In this re-animated clay
I surely shall behold him near,
Shall see him in the latter day
In all his majesty appear.

3 With mine and not another's eyes
The King in beauty I shall view;
I shall from him receive the prize,
The starry crown to victors due.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #923

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I know that my Redeemer lives, He lives, and on the earth shall stand
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

I know that my Redeemer lives, He lives, and on the earth, &c. C. Wesley. [Resurrection.] Appeared in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1742, in 4 stanzas of 8 lines, and based on Job xix. 25. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. ii. p. 182.) It was included in the 1830 supplement to the Wesleyan Hymn Book, and retained in the 1875 edition. This hymn was included in Toplady’s Psalms & Hymns, 1776, No. 64, with an additional stanza from Wesley's Funeral Hymns, 1st series, 1746, No. 9, stanza xiii., "Ev'n now I taste that bliss divine."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 27 of 27)

A Collection of Hymns for the Sanctuary. Rev.ed. with a Supplement #d41

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #384

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #726

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Church Harmonies #335

Gloria in Excelsis #d180

Gospel Hymns #d217

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d204

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Hymns and Sacred Poems #124a

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Hymns and Tunes #310

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d488

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a96

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Hymns of the Advent #42

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Hymns of the Morning #42

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d340

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Methodist Hymn-Book #847

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The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #398

The Christian Lyre #d165

The Church Hymnal #488

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The Harp #491

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a491

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The Jubilee Harp #96

The Millennial Harp #d182

The New Jubilee Harp, or Christian hymns and songs. a new collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship. #430

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d432

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #923

Worship in the School Room #d65

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Worship in the School Room #89

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